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OTRC: Alicia Silverstone says son Bear has never had 'a drop of medicine'

Alicia Silverstone appears on 'Good Morning America' on April 15, 2014. / Silverstone appears on the cover of her book 'The Kind Mama.' (ABC/Ida Mae Astute / Rodale Books)

In her new book, "The Kind Mama," Alicia Silverstone writes about pregnancy, motherhood and childrearing and shares advice she's gotten from doctors and other healthcare professionals, midwives, nutritionists and more to inform readers about alternative methods they can choose when it comes to their bodies and families.

Silverstone, 37, also shares in the book that her son Bear Blu, who turns 3 in May, has never had "a drop of medicine."

"Of course, he's never been sick-sick -- just feeling a little off from time to time, maybe with a stuffy nose -- but then it passes. Because his body is a super-clean, healthy machine, it can defend itself against and flush out all the nasty stuff much more quickly than a baby whose diet isn't as kind," Silverstone writes. "He actually never had to deal with achy ears, gooey eyes, or rash bottom that a lot of other babies experience. And he's never had a drop of medicine. But getting a little under the weather is natural."

The "Clueless" actress also discusses over-the-counter medicines in the book and says, "In most cases, those meds aren't necessary. Antibiotics should also be used with care."

"Sometimes they are truly useful and can save lives, but when we overadminister [sic] them, we challenge bacteria to grow stronger and more resistant to treatment," she added.

Silverstone appeared on "Good Morning America" on April 15 to promote the book and explained, "I wrote the book because I saw some women in my life having the most beautiful, extraordinary, blissful experiences with pregnancy, birth and motherhood and it was so inspiring to me and that was in stark contrast to what we've all come to accept as normal -- women having a terrible time with fertility, pregnancies, you know, filled with ailments and less than desirable deliveries and the list goes on."

The actress also talks about adapting a vegan diet and shares recipes in "The Kind Mama." Back in 2012, Silverstone made headlines for posting a video of herself for pre-chewing food to feed her son.

"I was surprised that anybody paid attention," Silverstone told The Associated Press in a recent interview. "I posted it online in my little community and in my mind, in my little community, we're all minding our own business."


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